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Rapid Hiv Testing Accuracy

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Rapid HIV Test Accuracy?

I recently had a Rapid HIV test using fingerstick done in a facility that said they were FDA approved etc... The test came out negative and I am well beyond the "window period".(4 years) Can I beleive this test? Is it as accurate as test sent to lab...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...don't believe good news. Isn't there enough bad news in the world for you to be anxious about????There are two FDA-approved rapid tests, OraQuick and SUDS. The OraQuick test can be read by the provider at the site of care, so I assume this is the... Read more »

accuracy of repeated rapid HIV test

My ex-boyfriend and I were each tested for HIV recently with the rapid tests. I was tested with the... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...specimens in the lab, we've made a couple of important observations. The first was that oral fluid testing -- using the OraQuick Advance device on a oral fluid swab -- detected only about 86% of all of the cases of HIV that were actually present... Read more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...Department of Public Health. This study looked at results for about 21,000 patient tests that were done with the OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test between January 2005 and December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraSure Preparing to Seek FDA Approval for Nonprescription Sales of OraQuick Oral Rapid HIV Test

...Pa.-based OraSure Technologies during the past year has been preparing to seek FDA approval for nonprescription sales of its OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test, the Allentown Morning Call reports. OraSure on Monday announced it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Mark National HIV Testing Day, Promote Use of OraQuick Rapid Tests

...HIV/AIDS advocates during National HIV Testing Day will join with 18 mayors across the country to promote the use of OraQuick rapid HIV tests, which can produce results in about 20 minutes, CQ HealthBeat reports (Reichard, CQ HealthBeat ,... Read more »
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hiv rapid test 1/2

Posted by sillysausage, 1 Reply
Hi everyone, are these tests highly reliable after six months? I had a negative one today thank god, but the doc still sends all bloods off to lab to test as well. Have i anything to worry about? Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period. This was the fingerprick test I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative I tested 121 days after exposure - negative. i been reading this forum i see... Read more »

RAPID HIV TEST-DO YOU'll READ THESE WHEN I POST?

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
...them? Wednesday, June 14, 2000 | Print this story FDA Blamed for Holding Up Rapid AIDS Tests Health: CDC... Read more »